|Project by Chris Davis||posted 12-31-2008 03:46 PM||7496 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This was a project that we finished and delivered on Christmas eve. It is a baseball loft. It is based off my baseball bed that I normally build with the customizable headboard. This is real similar to the baseball loft I built last August. Here are some of the changes I made to this one.
I use the style slide that I have for my Castle Loft. The customer wanted a full size coming straight out on the bottom and the larger slide helped filling in that gap. I like how small the other slide was, but like the sturdiness of this one.
I incorporated the ladder into the side panels. I love this change. The less pieces the easer it will be to ship and assemble. I also looks better and reduces the weight of the panels.
I also didn’t do the dugout bench or wall this time. The customer wanted a full size bed under there instead.
The front guard rail was made form real Louisville Slugger bats. I slightly trimmed both ends of a pair and cut most of the handle off the other two to make is the correct size that I needed. I put them together with a lag dowel type screw. After getting it together It felt a little week at the joint so I made the center support by drilling two 1” holes in a piece of ash, taking the bats apart and sliding it in the middle.
I really like this bed and may try to build one for my showroom and internet. I wasn’t able to get real good pictures, so I’ll have to build another one.
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